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M11 traffic hell: Six MILE queues as lorry overturns and sends fuel spilling across road

NewsM11 traffic hell: Six MILE queues as lorry overturns and sends fuel spilling across road


The collision was reported just after 7.30am on Monday on the M11 near Saffron Walden, Essex.  Long delays have been reported due to the overturned lorry and a fuel spillage on the Northbound carriageway. 

Traffic has been held from Junction 8 A120 (Bishops Stortford) to Junction 10 A505 (Duxford).

Online traffic update service Inrix has said: “All traffic being temporarily held and queueing traffic due to overturned lorry and fuel spillage on M11 Northbound from J8 A120 (Bishops Stortford) to J10 A505 ( Duxford ).

“Traffic was held from around 07:30. Traffic is also queueing on the other side to have a look.”

National Highways later confirmed traffic in lane two (of two) has been released, but one lane remains closed on the M11 Northbound between junction 8A to junction 9.

Delays of over 45 minutes are expected.

National Highways has tweeted: “The M11 north is currently blocked between J8 and J9 near Saffron Walden following a collision in which a lorry has overturned. Traffic officers are on scene and recovery agents are en route. Please allow extra time for your journey as delays of 30 mins on the approach”.

An AA traffic map shows severe delays on the M11 Northbound carriageway from Great Chesterford all the way to Birchanger near London Stansted Airport.

AA traffic has said: “All lanes stopped, long delays and queueing traffic for six miles due to rolled over truck and fuel spillage on M11 Northbound from J8 A120 (Bishops Stortford) to J9 (Saffron Walden). Traffic was held from around 07:30. Traffic is also queueing for 6 miles”.

It added that there were delays of three minutes on M11 Southbound in Essex with an average speed 20 mph and severe delays of 10 minutes with delays easing on the M11 Southbound between M11 and J8 A120 (Bishops Stortford). It reported an average speed of 15 mph.

The AA update continued: “Severe delays of 49 minutes and delays easing on M11 Northbound in Essex. Average speed five mph.”

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